Feb 14, 2013 3:00pm EST
't want to use the word filibuster, but calling for a supermajority of 60 votes pretty much boils down to the same thing. harry reed is moving ahead with a scheduled yes or no vote anyway, that's scheduled for next hour. if he can get his democratic ducks in a row, he only needs five democrats to vote with him. republican rand paul is putting a stop on his -- while democrat dianne fienstein is delaying calling the vote another two weeks, she's opting to hole the nomination hostage until the white house forks over more documents on the administration's controversial drone program. but is delaying an inevitable vote really the best way to get what you want and what precedent does this set for the future? byron jorgen is all too familiar with the washington environment. let's start with the chuck hagel filibuster situation. senator mitch mcconnell said, i think the president is entitled to an up or down. that is simple majority vote on nominations, both to his cabinet and to the executive branch and also to the judiciary, clearly the republicans have somewhat changed their tune on the tha
Feb 4, 2013 12:00pm PST
background checks. america can do this. for us. please. >> starting with michael sheer for "time" magazine. welcome. >> thank you for having me, toure. >> one of the things that the senate is proposing a curbing sales in states with relaxed laws to buyers in states with tougher laws. this is not something that the president's been pushing already. sounds interesting. how exactly would they go about doing that? >> i'm not sure the details of how that one would go. i think the full suite of proposals pushed in that bill you are talking about is coming out of what the white house proposal was. there's three efforts now moving through the senate. feinstein effort, hard line gun control assault weapons ban that everyone says has a little chance of the senate let alone the house. there's a big democratic bill which you mentioned with a number of these provisions in it and then a third effort, a bipartisan effort, which we haven't yet really seen the outlines of to focus on the background check area which is really where there is emerging bipartisan consensus at this point. and we're going to see
Feb 1, 2013 12:00pm PST
a year. >> obviously john is the hotter. >> i think i have the argument decider for us right here. let's roll tape. >> no! that's jim harbaugh. what is he doing at the max? >> dug! he's having lunch with me. >> quarterback for the indianapolis colts is your cousin? >> too bad you don't want to meet him. >> screech, is that you? i didn't recognize you under all those muscles. >> i've been working out. you should try it, skinny. >> jim -- >> supposed to be screech's cousin? >> yes. >> no! >> that was when he was captain comeback. >> yes. >> he had -- >> a playmacker. a quarterback. >> came out of michigan. jim harbaugh and then went to the bears and famous -- mike ditka was the first coach and ditka with an epic sideline explosion ripping in to him on the side loon and then he's with the colts and seems like a washed up quarterback -- >> and then the chargers. >> no. 1995 colts. comeback win. every game, the coach, jim harbaugh, the quarterback. they got to the afc title game in pittsburgh. ultimate underdog. harbaugh makes a pass in. kept them out of the super bowl. >> you are team jim?